Update: Members Will Incur No Costs for Treatment of COVID-19 through 2020
To ensure our members get the care they need for COVID-19 and eliminate cost as a potential barrier to treatment, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (Horizon BCBSNJ) is extending its previously announced waiver of member cost-sharing obligations to include all covered benefits associated with inpatient and outpatient treatment of a primary diagnosis of COVID-19. Members will pay no deductible, copay or coinsurance for covered services related to inpatient or outpatient treatment when the primary diagnosis is COVID-19 through December 31, 2020.
This change applies to all fully insured members including those covered by individual and small group policies, Medicare, and Medicaid. The State Health Benefits Program (SHBP) and School Employee Benefits Program (SEHBP), which Horizon BCBSNJ administers for the State of New Jersey, have also agreed to this change. Other self-insured health plans are responsible for the specific plan designs they choose to offer to their employees, and Horizon BCBSNJ will continue to work with them to administer their plan designs as directed.